Chad

Africa

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About Country

Capital
N'Djamena
Population
Approximately 16.4 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
12.8 people per square kilometer
GDP
$14.8 billion (2019 estimate)
Language
French and Arabic are the official languages, but over 120 languages and dialects are spoken in the country
Currency
Central African CFA franc
National Dish
Chakchouka (a stew made with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and eggs)
Religion
Islam is the predominant religion, followed by Christianity and traditional indigenous beliefs
Climate
Chad has a desert climate with hot, dry, and dusty conditions throughout much of the country. The south has a tropical climate with a wet season from May to October and a dry season from November to April
Main Industries
Agriculture (cotton, cattle, and gum arabic), oil production, and mining (uranium, gold, and natron)
Level of Development
Chad is considered one of the least developed countries in the world, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 187 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 1.284 million square kilometers

Uncover the hidden gems of Chad 🇹🇩, a land of stunning Saharan landscapes 🏜️, vibrant cultures 🎨, and thrilling safaris 🦁. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich heritage and discover its many natural wonders. Start planning your adventure today!

Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa known for its diverse landscapes, including the Sahara Desert, the fertile Soudan Savannah, and the scenic Ennedi Mountains. With rich wildlife, ancient cultures, and friendly locals, Chad is an ideal destination for adventurous travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. Explore the country’s rugged beauty, learn about its fascinating history and traditions, and discover the warmth and hospitality of its people.

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Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Chad include:

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    Zakouma National Park: a national park in southern Chad that is home to elephants, giraffes, lions, and other wildlife.

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    Lake Chad: a large freshwater lake that is shared by Chad, Niger, Cameroon, and Nigeria.

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    Tibesti Mountains: a mountain range in the north of Chad that includes the highest peak in the Sahara desert, Emi Koussi.

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    Ennedi Plateau: a region of rocky outcrops and canyons in the northeast of Chad that is home to prehistoric rock art.

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    Ounianga Lakes: a group of 18 lakes in the Sahara desert that are known for their unique ecology and scenic beauty.

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    N'Djamena: the capital city of Chad, which offers a mix of modern and traditional African culture, including markets, museums, and mosques.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Chad has to offer. However, the security situation in Chad can be volatile, and travel to some parts of the country is not recommended.

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